Last night I got to experience another “first” on campus. A few of my friends are involved in the UC Singers & choir and really wanted me to attend their concert. I know I couldn’t disappoint them, besides I wanted to be the loudest fan in the audience. Too bad I got there 10 minutes before go-time and every seat was filled! No problem, I was glad to stand in the back and watch my friends sing and their parents cheer them on. Right after the concert we headed to Gatliff Chapel to watch Andrew Norelli, a comedian that has been recently on The David Letterman Show…here’s a clip of him on the show->Andrew Norelli
Your teachers are probably telling you juniors & seniors how to survive college by now. Maybe mentioning things like actually attending your classes, keep up with your grades because mom won’t (unless she’s like my mom….I swear the woman has eyes in the back of her head), and most of all have fun (yeah, I’ll let ya know when writing papers and studying for finals tops going to midnight movie premieres and Taylor Swift concerts.) Even though they’re right, I hope they discuss time management skills. In my opinion, that’s the key to a successful college career.
My logic behind my day is typically like this…
“Okay, if I leave in 10 minutes I can make it to class without being distracted by the guy who rides the unicycle around campus. After class, I’ll have to do math homework for a good 30 minutes and should be able to finish it right after lunch. If I blow off my Psych homework I can probably hangout with my friends for about an hour before practice. Scratch that, I’ll do my report while I hangout…who I am kidding? That means if as soon as practice is out, I’ll study, dinner, study more, shower, bed.”
It’s a simple, yet complex system every student has to adjust to. Some may put social life at the top of their priorities while others stress education. If you have too much friend time it could lead to skipping class, failing tests, or even failing the class. But if you have too much study time you could find yourself in the crazy house for over-doing it. It’s all about finding your medium. Can you sacrifice a few minutes to relax or do you really need to buckle down and knock the test out?
Having a planner make can make a huge impact on everyday life. Even if you use the one on your phone, it’s extremely important you have some kind of organization.
“We gain strength, and courage, and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face…we must do what we think we cannot.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
Have a great week!